OG&E cleared to bring smart grid to all Oklahoma customers

Oklahoma Gas and Electric Co. has been cleared to expand its smart grid program statewide. State regulators approved a plan to install new meters for all of the utility company's customers in Oklahoma.

BY JAY F. MARKS Modified: July 2, 2010 at 4:44 am •  Published: July 2, 2010
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The state's largest electric company got a green light from regulators Thursday to continue installing new high-tech meters for customers throughout its Oklahoma service area.
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Tracking the program
OG&E completed installation of more than 42,000 smart meters in Norman last month. The company plans to install about 180,000 smart meters this year. The systemwide installation for nearly 780,000 smart meters is expected to be complete by the end of 2012. Spokesman Brian Alford said a Web portal designed to allow customers to track their electricity use will be available in January. "That's where customers can really see the technology at work,” he said.

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